Airport Authority Retracts ‘Shoot to Kill’ Order

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The Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) says its aim is to simply deter interference with the aerodrome at the Roberts International Airport, which sometimes leads to the theft of very valuable navigational equipment.

The management of the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) wishes to clarify that the portion of the recently issued Public Service Announcement, on new security measures at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) is actually not intended to harm or kill anyone as it has been misconstrued, an LAA press release issued Thursday, March 22, has said.

According to the release, anyone found trespassing within the Security Restricted Areas (SRA) of the Airport will be arrested and dealt with in keeping with the Laws of Liberia, but not to shoot them.

These new security measures are contained in the Announcement are only intended to deter interference with the aerodrome which sometimes lead to the theft of very valuable navigational equipment.

Management can recall that there have been several attempts made on newly installed navigational equipment, as part of the ongoing resurfacing of the Runway by suspected criminals; something which if not averted, could cause crippling effects to the airport.

LAA Management, therefore assures the public that it respects the law and will do nothing outside of the provision of the Laws of Liberia.

Management apologizes for any embarrassment caused.

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